Alternating between the Elliptical & the Treadmill?

I get bored easily on trying to do 30-40 mins on the elliptical or treadmill, doing the same motion as fast as i can for so long. I have both exercise machines side by side, & i was wondering about alternating the machines, doing 10 mins at a time on each machine for example: Do 10 mins on the elliptical, do 10 mins on the treadmill, do this alternating the machines till i've worked out for at least 30-45 mins.
I think the change from one exercise machine to the other would keep me motivated & keep me from being bored. Any opinions?

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  • DasItMan91
    DasItMan91 Posts: 5,753 Member
    Or you can just do 20 minutes on each machine. If you're bored with the treadmill, just go running outside or vary the intensity of the machines.
  • tsortsor
    tsortsor Posts: 830 Member
    I like 20 to 25 of high intensity on treadmill or sprints out side on a nice hill
  • hrush1889
    hrush1889 Posts: 56 Member
    I think its fine to alternate doing a shorter time on each. Sometimes I will do treadmill one day, then my next time i do elliptical, i know what you mean about wanting to keep it interesting. Doing hills /different speeds can work too
  • tsortsor
    tsortsor Posts: 830 Member
    I always find I get a better work out outside cause u can't cheat like you can on machines
  • yancystreet
    yancystreet Posts: 38 Member
    tsortsor wrote: »
    I always find I get a better work out outside cause u can't cheat like you can on machines

    This. outside is good, better workout because Im dodging cars and dogs.

    btw - how to cheat? Id like to see this.
  • tsortsor
    tsortsor Posts: 830 Member
    treadmill track is already moving u can "skip along" when u are doing wind sprints on flat ground or an incline u are getting more of your muscles and body engaged
  • neilhoopy
    neilhoopy Posts: 280 Member
    Do what keeps you motivated...never give up